Privacy observers filed a criminal complaint about the social networking site TikTok, and presented the reason for “violating children’s privacy”.
The organization, which consists of 20 privacy observers, including groups such as the Digital Democracy Center and the Ad-Free Childhood Campaign, suggests that TikTok “violates the law of the Protection of Children’s Online Privacy in America and risks children” in its criminal complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. It drove.
Claiming that TikTok collects the personal information of children under the age of 13 without the permission of their parents, privacy observers noted that they use user data for commercial purposes, and that children are vulnerable to inappropriate content or abuse due to the application.
TikTok was previously fined $5.7 million in the USA
The social networking platform TikTok, which is widely used among youth, belongs to the Chinese technology company ByteDance.
US officials, who state that TikTok is a Chinese business venture, argue that it may pose “national security” risks due to its wide use among children.
Previously, TikTok was fined US $5.7 million in 2019 for “collecting child data without permission”.
TikTok, who made a written statement, said that they take the privacy of users seriously and undertake to make the application a safe and fun platform for users.
Experts say that children may face inappropriate content due to the application and warns that the content should be filtered by methods such as TikTok’s “restricted mode option”.